Funding and Games
Don’t let national security state spin keep you up at night.
In March of 2019, a military analyst noted that the American military was getting “its ass handed to it” in war game simulations. In this feature, Angelo Codevilla, Hunter Hearns, and Gil Barndollar discuss the state of the American military.
In the months before the bonfire of takes surrounding the recent crisis with Iran, America’s national security and military establishment wrestled publicly with a different cause for alarm: in wargame after wargame pitched against Moscow and Beijing, the U.S. players wound up, according to one RAND researcher, “getting their asses kicked”—so much so that often…